Intentional Acts Of Kindness

19 June 2017 Written by 

So much of what I see and hear recently around the globe portrays the opposite of kindness, compassion, caring, inclusiveness, and respect.

I read and see acts of greed, bullying, disrespect, inability to listen, arrogance, pride and dismissiveness.

Have we lost our capacity to say things calmly? To listen respectfully? Have we lost our capacity to speak with kindness, to be compassionate and treat others as we would like to be treated?

How did this shift happen and more importantly, what can I do about it?

I will remember that it can begin with me. I can determine to be more mindful of my words and actions – to see that they abound with more love and kindness. I can choose to listen respectfully, to keep anger in check, and to spread peace rather than stir up fear.

My heart will lean in toward more love, more kindness, more inclusiveness. Let it begin with me today.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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